HIST 146 SC - Zapatistas/Mayan Rebels
Through oral tradition and "people's history," this course looks at revolutionary movements in Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. Readings focus on the words and actions of the Maya as well as texts in film, poetry, history and political economy. Many of the texts are classics of Latin American culture, such as the chronicles of the 1500s, the words of Rigoberta Menchú during the 1980s genocide in Guatemala, and the challenge of Zapatista rebels in Chiapas to build a world with dignity for all. Among the subjects we will explore are oral histories of the poor as a source for talking about national history; changing approaches toward racial identities across recent decades; centering campesino and working-class gender perspectives; Zapatista challenges to heterosexism; counter-hegemonic conceptions of time and space.
Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every three semesters
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